Want to experience the divine beauty of Ranikhet? This time look beyond Ranikhet hotels and immerse yourself in the enthralling views of this Uttarakhand hill station by staying at cozy homestays. We recommend these homestays for travellers, willing to go an extra mile for an authentic travel experience. Charming, comfortable and private – these experiential stays will woo you to skip hotels and give them a shot!
Craving for a peaceful vibe away from the city? We hear you! Soak in the misty morning views of pristine hills by staying at Mistletoe Estate, a rustic farmhouse, located just 22 km away from Ranikhet. This farmhouse offers a tastefully done chalet, which is surrounded by a lush green cover of Oaks, Cedars, Rhododendrons, Cypress, and Pine trees. The serene location, refreshing views of the beautiful landscapes of Ranikhet and the whimsical décor theme, comprising of antique artifacts and paintings add character to this farmhouse. You can take a stroll to the orchards and the nearby village, enjoy stargazing at night, or just keep to yourself by reading a good book.
A stay at this place is the perfect getaway for couples and artistic souls, or anyone who’s interested in spending a private stay experience. If you book a bedroom set at this farmhouse, you can have this place all to yourself and enjoy the home-cooked meals prepared by the in-house chef.
There’s nothing like experiencing the beauty of Ranikhet than by staying at a cozy cottage, tucked away from the crowded spots. And if your stay comes with a view of the mesmerizing mountains, it’s quite a bonus really! So, if you’re interested in staying at a cottage stay near Ranikhet, look no further than Roseville Cottages and consider yourself lucky if you manage to find an available room here. You’ll absolutely love the homely vibe here! Set in the beautiful village of Majkhali, which is 12 km away from Ranikhet, Roseville Cottages is surrounded by pine and deodhar trees and offers lovely rooms with attached balconies. On a clear day, you can even get a good view of the Trisul Mountain from this cottage and experience a divine sunset in the evenings.
Start off your day with a small trek around the village and get a peek into the local life. Live the good old slow life by spending leisurely mornings with a cup of chai or coffee and a book, you’ve been meaning to read for quite some time. If you’re a nature lover, delight yourself by listening to the soothing chirping of birds. There’s also a cook and a caretaker at the property to make your stay comfortable.
Roseville Cottages is a great choice for travellers who are interested in an experiential stay rather than the usual Ranikhet hotels. This cottage is well-suited for those travelling with family or small groups. But even if you’re a solo traveller who’s looking for a break from routine life, we highly recommend a stay at Roseville Cottages. You can enjoy a continental breakfast and Indian cuisine here. There are great options for vegetarian folks as well!
How about experiencing the natural beauty of Ranikhet with a dash of luxury? Say hello to glamping in Nayalap!
Nestled in Shitlakhet, Nayalap offers luxury tent accommodation with ample space and cozy interiors. The tents are well spaced out from each other in such a way that you can enjoy your privacy. With its fantastic location, Nayalap offers excellent views of the Trisul, Nanda Devi and Nandakot peaks. If you’re a couple or a solo traveller, who’s interested in staying in the lap of nature, Nayalap is just the place for you. The tents are surrounded by pine forests, which gives you that perfect ‘closer to nature’ experience. Although you can’t expect a TV or Wi-Fi here, you’ll be impressed with the host of facilities available in the tents.
As far as food options go, enjoy home-cooked meals from the Indian cuisine during your stay. If you like Pahari dishes, make sure you try their Kumaoni preparations. To get a true sense of the local life, make sure you venture out to the nearby areas and check out the local farms. It’s the perfect way to acquaint yourself with the locals and interact with them.
Fancy a colonial touch in your stay? Check out Camp Bliss, your not-so-usual kind of accommodation in the hills of Ranikhet! Nestled at a height of 1830 meters in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand, Camp Bliss features luxury Swiss tents and Colonial rooms. Spread across a sprawling seven acres of land, this place is surrounded by riveting landscapes and nature trails waiting to be explored. Camp Bliss is located near the cantonment area so the surrounds are well-maintained with good roads. While the camps offer that earthy experience of soaking in the wilderness of the hills, a stay at the Colonial Cottages will remind you of the old world charm of Colonial times. This stay is ideal for group travellers and couples.
Vue Sur La Montagne Chalet
Want a mountain home all to yourself? Look forward to a delightful stay at this French architecture inspired mountain-view chalet in Majkhali. The property is structured on two levels with spacious bedrooms, a living room, and a kitchenette. You’ll fall in love with the beautiful interiors, featuring a decorative fireplace. While there are 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms on the lower level, there is 1 bedroom with a balcony on the upper level of the chalet. There’s a huge bay window in every room that makes for a great view of the mountains and valley.
Soak in the scenic views the Someshwar valley, well-maintained lawns, and the Himalayan peaks from the charming patio of this mountain home. If you’re travelling to Ranikhet, somewhere around September to February, you can enjoy the best views from the upper deck. In the evenings, you can request for a barbeque outside and enjoy the lovely weather.